The article I wrote last week, "The Shabalov-Shirov Gambit" reminded me of another, more radical g2-g4 move, also largely developed by the aggressive Latvian player Alexei Shirov.
1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nf3 Nbd7 5.g4!?
The so-called "Li... | Read More
IM Daniel Rensch has tried live daily puzzle sessions before, racing against the clock to complete chess tactics before the timer expires.
But even Chess.com’s master tactics trainer hasn’t attempted anything like this.
This Sunday... | Read More
The second world champion in chess history, Emanuel Lasker, was a unique person. Besides being the champion for 27 years (this record will never be beaten for sure!), he was also a famous mathematician and philosopher.
In his prime Lasker ... | Read More
The 90s were a decade of complex openings: in particular, the King's Indian and the Semi-Slav.
In 1992, a peculiar attacking idea came out of Latvia to combat the Semi-Slav, Meran Variation.
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 e6 5.e3 Nbd7 6... | Read More
One of the most intellectual sports, chess, surprisingly has many similarities with one of the most barbaric sports, boxing. In both activities you are basically trying to "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”
Today we are going to ... | Read More